Edwardsville officers search for suspect

A search conducted Saturday near 98th and Riverview for a wanted person did not result in any arrests, according to Edwardsville police.

Edwardsville Police Chief Mark Mathies stated that a wanted person on Saturday had fled the area near 98th and Riverview, and officers believed he might be hiding in a wooded area between 98th and 94th streets. Several agencies participated in a search.

Officers did not locate anyone after an exhaustive search, he stated, and no arrests were made.

The search was started again after dark on Saturday, after officers believed the person was seen again; however, the search did not find anyone, according to Chief Mathies.

Adopt-A-Spot program to launch on Saturday in Wyandotte County

The cities of Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville are teaming up to make Wyandotte County litter free through a grassroots, citizen based program called Adopt-A-Spot.

The event will officially launch at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor David Alvey, Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington and Edwardsville Mayor John McTaggart joining for the event at Leo Alvey Park, Metropolitan Avenue and 49th Street South in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Adopt-A-Spot program is voluntary and designed for civic-minded groups, businesses, and organizations with an interest in keeping Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, and Kansas City, Kansas litter-free.

The Adopt-A-Spot program is open to families, youth organizations, civic groups, non-profits, churches, schools, social organizations, retiree organizations, and city, county, or state agencies.

Adopt-A-Spot is part of the 5-year Stabilization, Occupation, and Revitalization (SOAR) plan to confront some of Wyandotte County’s most pervasive challenges in the appearance, communication, and safety of neighborhoods.

“Adopt-A-Spot WyCo is a great way for community members to help beautify parks, portions of streets, and Land Bank properties, and be recognized for their hard work,” said Logan Masenthin, SOAR program coordinator.

In recognition of their hard work, program sponsors will receive an on-site Adopt-A-Spot sign with their organization, business, or group name printed on it after performing at least three cleanup events during a two-year period.

Adopt-A-Spot WyCo is open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

At this time the following areas are available for adoption:

• KCK Parks – 25

• KCK Streets – 13

• KCK Land Bank Lots – 66

• Edwardsville spots – 3 streets, 1 park

• Bonner Springs spots – 7 parks, 4 trails, 4 park shelters

The program is accepting location reservations now.

To learn more and check out the list of adoptable spots, visit the Adopt-A-Spot WyCo page at www.wycokck.org/SOAR/Adopt.

– News release from Edwin Birch, Unified Government public information officer

Wyandotte County student working in theater this summer

Kat Anderson

Kat Anderson, Edwardsville, Kansas, a student at Webster University, is working at the Timber Lake Playhouse, in the St. Louis, Missouri, area this summer.

Anderson is in the costume design program working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Webster.

Timber Lake has a national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theater, serving as a launch pad for theater artists.

The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster, located at St. Louis, is a professional training program for acting, musical theater, directing, theater studies and dramaturgy, technical theater and stage management.